Digitisation of the Magazine of Magazines, a Mid-Eighteenth Century Limerick Publication

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Prof. Geraldine Sheridan, Dr. Michael Griffin & Yvonne Diggins
Eighteenth Century Research Group in conjunction with the Irish Literature Seminar Series,
University of Limerick

11th April 2012

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  • 1. University of Limerick 2012Digitisation of the Magazine of Magazines, a Mid-Eighteenth Century Limerick Publication Prof. Geraldine Sheridan, Dr. Michael Griffin & Yvonne Diggins Eighteenth Century Research Group in conjunction with the Irish Literature Seminar Series, University of Limerick 11th April 2012
  • 2. Digitisation Project 1 ULResearch Seed Fund and PRTLI 4 (Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions: Cycle 4, HEA) Magazineimages text searchable (over 150 pdfs) (1751-1761)  2012 approx. 80 (1761-1769) Available as a public good
  • 3. Software Used: ABBYY Finereader Version 10 OpticalCharacter Recognition Software  Trained to read 18th Century characters  Keeps the original visual representation of the Magazine of Magazines  Adds the OCR text behind the original images
  • 4. Example of a Trained User Pattern
  • 5. Demonstration of the Text Searchable Document View demo here: http://www3.ul.ie/ecrg/digitised-versions
  • 6. Sample Searchable Text: Original
  • 7. Sample Searchable Text in Text Editor
  • 8. Digitisation Project 2 Collaborative project  ECRG (UL & Mary Immaculate College), TCD, British Library, National Library of Ireland 150 ebooks with annotations (1751-1761)  2012 approx. 80 ebooks (1761-1769) Available as a public good
  • 9. Software Used Photoshop CS5 (saving of images for web) Audacity (recording annotations) iMark- interactive Media Annotation Resource Kit
  • 10. Demonstration of the eBooks View demo here: http://www3.ul.ie/ecrg/ndlr-ebook-project
  • 11. Storing of Outputs ECRG Website  UL Institutional Repository  NDLR  National Library of Ireland www.ul.ie/ecrg
  • 12. User Stats Project page on ECRG website:  Over 24,230 views Collection on NDLR:  255 views NDLR Top Country Views  Ireland (174)  United States of America (32)  Russian Federation (11)  United Kingdom (10)  Ukraine (5)  Netherlands (2)